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Check It Out: Signals Midwest “Alchemy Hour” Video

I have had the pleasure of getting to know the dudes in Cleveland’s Signals Midwest for years now, so there is no reason why I would not be stoked on sharing their new music video for “Alchemy Hour”, a track off their latest release, At This Age.

Filmed by their pal Tommy Calderon, the video follows the band during their Fall 2016 tour.  Do not worry if you have noticed JR and Loren missing in some clips and Josh Voland as well as Ryan Williamson filling in when JR and Loren could not make some of the tour.  Just thought I should disclose that.  JV is good dude btw and carries leftovers with extreme pride.

At This Age was one of my top releases in 2016 and if you have not made yourself privy to it, you really should change that.

Check it out:

 

Check It Out: Unsung Episode #1: Jason Molina and Songs: Ohia’s Didn’t It Rain

jmpress_2015aI owe my pal Kyle for turning me into a huge Jason Molina fan.

Yesterday, WXPN aired a hour-long special on the late and great Jason Molina.

 

The moment I learned of this, I stopped what I was doing to tell him.  Now I am sharing this with you.

Last night, WXPN in Philadelphia aired the first of Folkadelphia’s Unsung specials of which Jason Molina and Songs: Ohia were the focus. The hour-long feature centered around a watershed moment in Molina’s career, specifically the time leading up to Didn’t It Rain, it’s creation, and the transition to Magnolia Electric Co. Host Fred Kittel guides us through the time period and explores Molina’s impact on a larger scale. The episode includes conversations with important partners in the creation of Didn’t It Rain as well as a compilation of Songs: Ohia covers by local Philadelphia bands. Stream the full episode, covers, etc via the links below.

STREAM FULL SHOW VIA SOUNDCLOUD
https://soundcloud.com/secretlycanadian/folkadelphia-songs-ohia-xpn/

SONGS: OHIA WXPN FOLKADELPHIA COVERS
https://soundcloud.com/secretlycanadian/sets/folkadelphia-songs-ohia-covers/s-ThSEr

Listen to Unsung Episode #1: Jason Molina and Songs: Ohia’s Didn’t It Rain. Make sure you have some spare time on your hands as you are going to get sucked into this.  It is a very interesting look into Molina and his time in Philadelphia while recording and those influenced by it.

Now comes the cool part…  Some of those folk who were influenced by the late and great Molina have contributed to a very appropriate compilation.

Stream and download the entire Songs: Ohia Folkadelphia Covers Compilation, which features RestorationsPsalmships (ft. Mike “Slo-Mo” Brenner), The Weaks (ft. Frances Quinlan from Hop Along), Teen MenLaura Baird, and Adeline Hotel performing Jason Molina’s music.

Enjoy.  I know I did.  Especially that Restorations cover…

Remainders Announce Debut EP Fine Exits – Out November 11th

Pittsburgh’s Remainders have a good thing going with their musical style.  It’s melodic, it’s fun, it’s just… good.

Remainders

If you like Smoke or Fire and Latterman as well as just any catchy punk rock act out there, you will adore this band.

Formed in 2014, the band consists of guitarist Dan Delucia, guitarist/vocalist Karim Akacem, vocalist/bassist Chris Feigh and drummer Tim Little.

(Note: I already adore DeLucia thanks to our ongoing instagram/social media bromance)

Just listen already:

Pretty freaking catchy huh?  I can not wait to hear the rest of it.

Remainders are slated to drop their EP debut on 11/11/2014 with Fine Exits along with a split 7″ release dropping a few weeks earlier with fellow Steel City brethren Underground Communiqué’s Barons.  Busy busy busy.

Pay attention to these guys.  You’ve been forewarned.

 

Check It Out: Beach Slang

Beach SlangIt’s pretty safe to say that 2014 has been the year of amazing releases by artists old and new.

Honestly I think I say that every year, but you know what?  I mean it every single time I say it.

I have a new favorite band to listen to as of late and they are called Beach Slang.  Featuring members of Weston, Ex Friends & Crybaby, this Philadelphia threesome is seriously one of the best new acts I have heard in a while.

If I had to compare them to someone out there in the music world, I would say an easy-going Jawbreaker.  This indie pop-punk act defines themselves as: “Guitar, bass, and drums. Played loudly.”  I could not agree more.

Recently, Beach Slang debuted their EP Who Would Want Anything So Broken? and I can not stop listening to it.  Check out “Punk or Lust” and “Filthy Luck” to see why exactly I am all about these guys.

I seriously can not wait until Beach Slang drops a full length.  I have the feeling it is going to be an incredible listen.  Until then, good luck finding this EP on a 7″.  I think it’s sold the hell out right now on Dead Broke Rekerds, but with good reason of course.

Check It Out: Young Fox

Pittsburgh natives Young Fox are an up and coming rock outfit that just released a lyric video for “Diet of Worms”, a track that is featured on their recently released EP Predecessors via Spartan Records.

Young Fox

I know someone out there is questioning why I am sharing a rock act when usually everything I post is punk, folk, metal or some variation.  Well, I like rock music too ya know.  Also, one of the members of this band shreds in Zao and I adore that band.

Young Fox reminds me a lot of the early rock bands of the 2000s and are really worth checking out.  Just check out the video below to get a taste of what they sound like.

Not typically something I am into but I will admit, I am liking what I am hearing so far.

Taken from the band’s press release:

Formed in 2012, Young Fox came together over drinks in a neighborhood pub in Pittsburgh. Martin Lunn (bassist), who’s also in revered metal band Zao, Luke Cypher (vocals / guitar / keys), who happens to share his time as the head chef at Piccolo Forno in Pittsburgh, and Chris Lehberger (drums) began writing, rehearsing and recording and eventually added Brian Schultz (guitar) to the mix, rounding out the four-piece band.

Hear the entire EP by visiting: http://substreammagazine.com/2014/07/exclusive-stream-young-fox-predecessors/

For more information on Young Fox, check out the following links:
http://www.youngfoxband.com
https://www.facebook.com/youngfoxband
https://twitter.com/YoungFoxBand
http://spartanrecords.com
https://www.facebook.com/spartanrecords